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Blue C.R.E.W. Cops & Rangers Educating Waterloo Region

 

 

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The Kitchener Rangers are proud of their partnership with the Waterloo Regional Police Services, otherwise known as Blue C.R.E.W. Cops and Rangers Educating Waterloo Region is a program that’s unique to both hockey and policing. This program will forward a strong partnership between both organizations that builds on each others respective assets.

Every player on the Rangers roster has been matched up with a member of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. Teams will work collectively as youth educators and role models, guiding one another through the rewards and challenges of community stewardship, with the hope of building a long lasting camaraderie.

The Rangers and the Waterloo Regional Police both share common goals directed toward building a safe and healthy Waterloo Region.

The goal of the Blue C.R.E.W. is to help educate our community, particularly elementary school children, on such topics as leadership, respect, pride and teamwork.

What better way to present these skills to our community than through “Cops and Rangers”- two organizations that are built on these very foundations.

As this program grows you will notice the Blue C.R.E.W. at multiple community events such as school and hospital visits, safety events and more.

 

 

Car Draw

 

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The Sun Life Finanical Kids In Gear Charity Drive Car Draw is once again giving one lucky fan a chance to drive away in a brand new, 2018 SUV!

This year the grand prize winner will have the choice of one of THREE vehicles, including:

-a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 1LT
-a 2018 Toyota Rav 4 FWD XLE
-a 2018 Mazda CX5 FWD GS
(VALUED AT $30,000 – $35,000)
Colour will be determined based on available stock at dealership when prize is awarded.

Other fantastic prizes are also up for grabs, including:

-$2,500 cash

-Troy-Bilt 30 inch 3-Stage Snowblower
(VALUED AT $1,899)

-$1,000 fuel card from Hogg Fuels

-One free KMHA registration
(VALUED AT $505)

-One free Hockey Beginnings/Learn to Skate registration
Two available, to be drawn separately
(VALUED AT $150 each)

 

TICKETS & DRAW DATE

Tickets are available beginning October 24, 2017 for $20 each, or 3 for $50.

Only 7,500 tickets are available and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Deadline to purchase tickets is 12pm noon on January 18, 2018. Proceeds from the sale of tickets benefit the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program.

Winners will be drawn at the Kitchener Rangers home game vs. the Erie Otters on Friday, January 19, 2018.

For complete Rules & Regulations, click here.

 

LOCATIONS TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Kitchener Rangers Friday home games [from October 27th – January 5th] – North Concourse
Click here for schedule of games

Kitchener Rangers Administration Office – 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener
(Monday – Friday from 9:30am-1pm and 2pm-5pm) located on the Ottawa Street side of the
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex via Parking Lot ‘A’

KMHA office, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
(Mondays 9:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday-Friday 12pm-8pm)

Click here to email for more information, or call (519) 576-3700

 

CONTEST DRAW DATE

The Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected by contest organizers at the Kitchener Rangers’ home game on January 19, 2018 from among all eligible entries received on or before the Contest Closing Date (12-noon, January 18, 2018).

 

WINNERS LISTING

To be determined.

Winners will be contacted by telephone by a member of the Kitchener Rangers organization.

LOTTERY LICENSE NO.: 761184

 

For complete contest Rules & Regulations, click here.

 

After last year’s draw,  Jas S. of Kitchener drove away in a 2017 Toyota Rav 4 XLE!

 

 

 

Clarky's Kids

 

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Many children ranging in age from infant to 16-years-old within our region along with their families deal with childhood cancer on a daily basis.

The Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Rangers forward and current member of the Vegas Golden Knights, David Clarkson, to run a program called Clarky’s Kids.

Kitchener Rangers Clarky’s Kids provides children from Grand River Hospital’s POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) Satellite Centre the opportunity to experience the excitement of a Kitchener Rangers game and visit with players and coaches in and out of the hospital. As well, this program continues to raise funds that aid in the support of local families and siblings dealing with a child that has cancer.

From 2002 to 2005, Clarkson spent countless hours supporting local community programs. His goodwill and commitment to both the team and the region have inspired numerous people of all ages. He was honoured with the Ted Scharf Award in 2002-03 and 2003-04 for being the Kitchener Rangers Humanitarian of the Year. “It’s great to be able to come back and support a community that supported me when I played here.” – David Clarkson

 

SUPPORT CLARKY’S KIDS

PLACE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE
Do you know someone special that has a birthday, anniversary or graduation coming up? Surprise them with a celebration message on our centre ice video board! All proceeds go to support Clarky’s Kids. Click here to find out more.

 

MAKE A DONATION
All monetary donations directly benefit the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at Grand River Hospital as well as the Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP aids local families with the costs of food, accommodation and babysitting during their child’s cancer treatment.

By mail: Kitchener Rangers, 1963 Eugene George Way, Kitchener, ON N2H 0B8
Cheques may be made payable to Kitchener Rangers/Clarky’s Kids. Tax receipts are issued directly to you from POGO and Grand River Hospital Foundation.

In person: Rangers administration office, 400 East Avenue, Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6
M-F, 9:30am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm
Entrance off of parking lot ‘A’

 

GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL’S POGO SATELLITE CENTRE
For the past 25 years, POGO has been working on behalf of Ontario’s childhood cancer community to continually improve care for children with cancer.

The clinic located at Grand River Hospital is one of six POGO satellite oncology clinics in the Province of Ontario set up to deliver cancer care closer to home.

To find out more about POGO visit their website at http://www.pogo.ca/
To find out more about Grand River Hospital visit their website at http://www.grandriverhospital.on.ca/

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM
Please contact Michelle Fortin, Manager of Brand Marketing.

POGO Charitable Registration Number: 871067245RR0001
Grand River Hospital Foundation Charitable Business Number: 88918 0394 RR 0001

 

 

Community Corner

 


We look forward to continuing to bring together members of our community in the 2017-18 season. The Kitchener Rangers Community Corner offers community, not-for-profit and charitable groups the opportunity to market their brand at our game free of charge.

COMMUNITY CORNER INCLUDES:

  1. Your event/group/organization logo to be shown on our centre ice video board. Your logo is placed in our Community Corner video.
  2. One 6 foot table with two chairs in our designated Community Corner where you may present your messaging as fans enter the venue.
  3. Space for two (2) volunteers to help share your group’s message.

POLICY
Run on a first come, first served basis. Event organizer must complete the online application below in full. In order to qualify for this request you must be a charitable organization, community group, or non-profit organization. The Kitchener Rangers are only able to accommodate each group/organization once during the OHL season.

REGULATIONS

  1. Event organizer must complete the application form in full to be considered.
  2. We will not accept applications from third party fundraisers, groups or businesses or personal/team fundraising.
  3. Priority is given to those located in Waterloo Region.
  4. One application per year/per group is allowed.
  5. Group/organization must adhere to regular ticket holder policy: OHL policy dictates that there will be no audio recording, video recording or photography from a camera with lenses larger than 35mm or SLR camera equipment. Flash photography from personal cameras is strictly prohibited. Management reserves the right to refuse admission or expel from the premises any person whose presence or conduct is deemed objectionable. Ticket holder acknowledges all risks incidental to any game or event and hereby agrees to assume same. Holder consents to reasonable examinations of his/her person and effects to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, by-laws and facility regulations and rules.
  6. No more than two (2) volunteers will be allowed access.
  7. Activities at your Community Corner must not conflict with any Rangers promotions. You must have approval by Rangers for all activities you wish to host at your Community Corner table. Your application must include information pertaining to the set up of your table to be considered.
  8. Table must be set up before the venue opens to the public: 1.5 hours prior to game time.
  9. Table must not be left unattended at any time during game.
  10. Volunteers and staff at the table should conduct themselves in a manner of which they would behave at the organizations facilities.

PROCESSING
You will be contacted within 2-4 business days of submitting your application unless otherwise noted. Approved applicants will be emailed with confirmation of their game date and will be required to confirm back to the Rangers within two business days or run the risk of the date being provided to an alternate group or organization.

SCHEDULE OF AVAILABILITY
Currently we are all booked and have no dates remaining.

# Date / Opp Time Community Corner Group  More Info / Website
Ex 1 Sept. 16 2:00pm Canadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo-Wellington
1 Sept. 22 7:30pm Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada lightthenight.ca
2 Sept. 29 7:30pm CARP carp.ca
3 Oct. 6 7:30pm Hockey Helps the Homeless hockeyhelpsthehomeless.com
4 Oct. 9 2:00pm Foodbank of Waterloo Region thefoodbank.ca
5 Oct. 20 7:30pm Waterloo Region Down Syndrome Society  wrdss.ca
6 Oct. 27 7:30pm SLF Kids In Gear Click for info
7 Oct. 29 2:00pm Bereaved Families of Ontario bfomidwest.org
8 Nov. 3 7:30pm MOVEMBER KW facebook.com/MovemberKW
9 Nov. 10 7:30pm Remembrance Day
10 Nov. 14 7:00pm SLF Centre For Physically Active Communities Click here
11 Nov. 17 7:30pm YWCA KW ywcakw.on.ca
12 Nov. 19 6:00pm Special Olympics Ontario
13 Dec. 1 7:30pm Salvation Army salvationarmy.ca
14 Dec. 5 7:00pm Canadian Tire Jumpstart jumpstart.canadiantire.ca
15 Dec. 8 7:30pm Community Living Cambridge communitylivingcambridge.ca
16 Dec. 15 7:30pm KW CIVITAN CLUB kwcivitan.ca
17 Dec. 17 2:00pm Clarky’s Kids
18 Dec. 29 7:30pm Child Witness Centre childwitness.com
19 Jan. 2 7:00pm Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region sascwr.org
20 Jan. 5 7:30pm Kitchener Ice Pirates
21 Jan. 14 6:00pm KW Kinsmen
22 Jan. 19 7:30pm St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs sja.ca
23 Jan. 21 2:00pm Strong Start strongstart.ca
24 Jan. 26 7:30pm House of Friendship / Potato Night houseoffriendship.org
25 Feb. 2 7:30pm Battle of Waterloo
26 Feb. 6 7:00pm NOT AVAILABLE
27 Feb. 9 7:30pm St. Mary’s General Hospital Foundation supportstmarys.ca
28 Feb. 23 7:30pm Talk Today (CMHA/OHL)
29 Feb. 25 2:00pm Icing Smiles Canada icingsmiles.ca
30 Mar. 2 7:30pm Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear kids-in-gear.com
31 Mar. 6 7:00pm NOT AVAILABLE
32 Mar. 9 7:30pm Kitchener Blues Festival kitchenerbluesfestival.com
33 Mar. 11 2:00pm FCSW Hot Shots facswaterloo.org
34 Mar. 16 7:30pm NOT AVAILABLE
PL 1 Playoff Rd 1 / Gm 1* TBD JA Waterloo Region jacanada.org/waterloo
PL 2 Playoff Rd 1 / Gm 2* TBD

*Possible playoff game to be determined.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

 

 

Fan Fest and Barbecue

 

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The Kitchener Rangers are kicking off the 2017-18 season with fun, food and friends at our annual Fan Fest and Barbecue in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation!

The annual Fan Fest and Barbecue takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11am – 2pm at The Aud.

Fans have the opportunity to meet the Rangers players, enjoy a BBQ lunch and take part in a number of activities including inflatable games and rides!

The Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program, as always, is on hand to collect new or gently used hockey equipment. Fans are encouraged to donate to those members of our community that would very much appreciate the gesture.

Following the BBQ, the Rangers host their lone home exhibition game of the year vs. the Niagara IceDogs at 2pm. Tickets will be available at the door with general seating for the game.

 

 

 

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation

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The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club is proud to announce the details for this year’s Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, to take place Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Aud.
Now in its eighth year, Hockey Day in Rangers Nation aims to engage the region’s 10-year-old Major Atom house league hockey players, providing them the opportunity to participate in an authentic Rangers Game Day Experience.

Fourteen house league teams from around the Waterloo Region will experience what it’s like to be part of the Kitchener Rangers as they play a full game against a team from outside of their own league.

When teams arrive on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, they are greeted by their very own dressing room attendant. The game-day experience continues with pre-game introductions and full use of The Aud’s state of the art centre ice video board. Following their game, each player receives a gift package and post-game meal. The following day, players will re-live their day as Hockey Day highlights are broadcast on the video scoreboard as the Rangers play host to the Frontenacs.

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is limited to 14 teams that are selected through a lottery process. Applications are now closed for this event. The deadline to submit registrations was Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

EXCLUSIVE RANGERS GAME DAY EXPERIENCE:
● Player gift package
● 1 hour game between 9am – 5pm
● Announcer/Video score clock
● Introductions/Highlights
● National anthem
● Dressing room attendant
● Post game meal
● Highlight video during the Rangers vs. Kingston Frontenacs game the next day (Sunday, December 17) on the centre ice video board

Hockey Day in Rangers Nation is an annual event that is offered free to the participants, however teams will be required to purchase a minimum of 30 tickets to the Rangers’ home game the following afternoon against the Kingston Frontenacs at 2pm.

For more information on Hockey Day in Rangers Nation, please email Craig Campbell.
Check out Inside the O’s Hockey Day In Rangers Nation feature. Watch now

 

 

 

 

 

Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award

The Kitchener Rangers’ Ivan Tennant Memorial Scholarship Award is an award available to students from the Region of Waterloo entering first-year undergraduate studies in a Canadian post-secondary institution.

In 2005, the name of the award was changed to honour long time Rangers education consultant Ivan Tennant and since then, has awarded more than $173,000 to students. The Scholarship Fund is administered through the KW Community Foundation.

The response from the community and previous recipients has been very positive and the scholarship program has become a large part of our proud Rangers tradition.

 

The deadline to apply for this year’s scholarship was Monday, July 17, 2017. Recipients will be notified by September 30, 2017.

 

 

RBC School Tour

 

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The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club and RBC have partnered to offer schools in the Waterloo Region the opportunity to participate in the RBC School Tour. Comprised of the Read with the Rangers program and the Rangers Captain’s Clinic, the RBC School Tour brings the fun of Kitchener Rangers hockey to your classroom.

READ WITH THE RANGERS
Read with the Rangers is a program that focuses on the importance of literacy while having fun. Students will have the opportunity to read with their favourite Rangers players and learn a little more about the players’ experiences with reading and education. Recommended for students JK – Grade 3.

Two Rangers players will visit your classroom, read one book (provided by the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club) and discuss the material with your class, covering important lessons like respect, goal-setting, sportsmanship and teamwork. Once the reading portion of the program is completed, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).

RANGERS CAPTAIN CLINIC
Rangers Captains Clinic is a program that focuses on the importance of health and physical activity while learning fundamental hockey skills from some of Canada’s top junior hockey players. Students will have the opportunity to practice hockey specific skills and utilize these skills in a game with their favourite Rangers players. Recommended for students Grades 2 and up.

Two Rangers players will visit your gym class and lead the students in a hockey training session designed especially for them. The players will explain the importance of each part of the session and how the skills apply to their game.  At the conclusion of the training session, students may ask the players questions (time permitting).

Schools interested in hosting a Captain’s Clinic MUST provide the following equipment: floor hockey sticks and protective eyewear (enough for the full class and the Rangers), four (4) hockey nets, two (2) balls and two (2) referees.

TO APPLY

All RBC School Tour stops for the 2017-18 season have been filled. Thank you for your applications.

To learn more about the program, please email Rochelle Thiel, Retail & Events Manager at rthiel@kitchenerrangers.com.

 

 

Remembrance Day Jersey Auction

The 2017 Remembrance Day Jersey Auction was held on Friday, November 10, 2017 when the Rangers host the Windsor Spitfires at 7:30pm. This marked the 13th year that the Rangers wore a commemorative jersey.

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The 2017-18 Commemorative Remembrance Day Jersey Crest was inspired by the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Paying tribute to the Canadians that fought in France one hundred years ago and honouring all those who are and have been a part of the Canadian Forces.

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Fans were able to purchase the game-worn jersey through a silent auction. All proceeds from the auction benefited the 78th Fraser Highlanders Fort Conestoga Garrison and the Kitchener-Waterloo Poppy Fund.

 

 

 

 

Special Hockey Benefit Game

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Kitchener Rangers hosted the 10th annual Special Hockey benefit game which saw the Cambridge Ice Hounds take on the Kitchener Rangers at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

Admission to the game was complimentary and monetary donations were welcome at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Cambridge Ice Hounds.

The Rangers alternate benefit games between the Cambridge Ice Hounds and Kitchener Ice Pirates, and will face the Ice Pirates this coming season in 2018.

The Ice Hounds and Ice Pirates are two local hockey teams comprised of more than 100 children and adults who have developmental or physical challenges that prevent them from participating in traditional hockey programs. The goal of both teams is to provide individuals with an opportunity to experience the great Canadian game in a setting where there are no age groups, no tryouts, and everyone has a role. Players don’t need to know how to skate, hold a stick or handle a puck though many of them do this very well. All that is required is a heart and desire to do what many others take for granted; being part of a team, learning about teamwork and most of all having fun playing Canada’s game. The teams travel all over southwestern Ontario to face other teams in many major cities. Friendships are made during these games and the experiences will last a lifetime.

For more information on the Cambridge Ice Hounds, please visit: Twitter and Facebook
For more information on the Kitchener Ice Pirates, please visit http://kitchenerminorhockey.com/Categories/1638/

 

 

Sun Life Financial Kids in Gear

 

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Launched in August 2010, the Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear program assists with the collection and purchase of hockey equipment for youth who require financial support in the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The equipment collected is ultimately sold to a local sports store that provides credits to purchase new equipment for Kitchener Minor Hockey Association (KMHA) and the Donna’s Kids Program.  The program also provides financial support and assists with playing fees for families.

HOCKEY EQUIPMENT DONATION
Equipment donations can be brought throughout the season to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association during their regular business hours of operation. KMHA is located at 135 Lennox Lewis Way  Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1.

PRE-GAME WORN JERSEY AUCTION
Each season an online auction is held for the chance to own special edition warm-up jerseys worn by the Rangers prior to each home game. The jersey auction for the 2016-17 season is now closed. Details on the next auction will be posted.

RANGERS PENALTY KILL DONATION, COURTESY OF HEFFNER TOYOTA
For every successful 2017-18 Rangers penalty kill in the regular season and playoffs, Heffner Toyota donated $10 to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear. A total of $2,180 was generously donated by Heffner Toyota to Sun Life Financial Kids In Gear through the 2016-17 PK Tally.

KIDS IN GEAR AND DAVID ARRIGO
This season, Sun Life Financial and the Kitchener Rangers are working with artist David Arrigo to bring the Kids in Gear program to life through a series of goalie mask design initiatives including a Kids In Gear Mask Design contest for children 12 years old and under, with David painting the winning design. David is a renowned artist known for his artwork across the sports/ corporate industry /private commissions (unique and bold designs; helmets, motor vehicles, murals, etc.). Winner will be announced soon. Contest is closed.

KMHA AND DONNA’S KIDS
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, as part of their mandate, provides financial support for children in this community who, without our assistance, would not be afforded the opportunity to participate in organized hockey in the City of Kitchener. Monies for this cause have been donated by various individuals and organizations over the years, however with increasing demands we have the need to provide further support for this program. One hundred percent of the funds raised are channeled directly to either purchase equipment for children or subsidize registration costs.

INFORMATION
Looking for support for your child? Contact:
Kitchener Minor Hockey Association’s Donna’s Kids program
www.donnaskids.ca

Looking to make a monetary donation? Contact:
Treena Hennessey at 519-576-3700 or thennessey@kitchenerrangers.com

Looking to make an equipment donation?
New or gently used hockey equipment donations may be dropped to the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association at 135 Lennox Lewis Way  Kitchener, ON N2C 2V1

 

 

Teddy Bear Toss

 

Teddy_Bear_Toss22 years. 132,271 donated bears.

The Kitchener Rangers invite fans to showcase their generosity in the spirit of the holiday season at the 23rd annual Teddy Bear Toss Game on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 when the Rangers host the Windsor Spitfires at 7pm.

Fans who attend are asked to bring a new or gently loved teddy bear to throw onto the ice immediately following the Rangers’ first goal of the game.

All bears are collected and redistributed to less fortunate members of our community.

Thank you to fans who contributed 10,527 bears last season. Let’s see if we can top that total this year!

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Again this season, the Kitchener Rangers partner with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.

Would you like to be the recipient of bears following the toss? If so, download a recipient form HERE

Date of Game Teddy Bear Goal Scorer Time of Goal First Goal of Game Opponent & Result No. of Bears Collected
Dec. 7, 2016 Connor Bunnaman 2nd 1:27 No 5-1 L vs. MIS 10,527
Dec. 8, 2015 Connor Bunnaman 1st 12:51 Yes 5-2 W vs. GUE 10,190
Dec. 9, 2014 Liam Maaskant 1st 1:12 Yes 7-4 W vs. ER 9,882
Dec. 10, 2013 Nick Magyar 1st 12:28 Yes 6-4 L vs. LDN 9,645
Dec. 4, 2012 Brent Pedersen 1st 6:28 Yes 3-2 SOL vs. GUE 8,870
Dec. 6, 2011 Zach Lorentz 1st 7:54 Yes 4-2 W vs. LDN 7,762
Dec. 7, 2010 Matt Tipoff 1st 0:56 Yes 4-3 W vs. GUE 6,952
Dec. 8, 2009 Jason Akeson 1st 12:13 No 5-2 W vs. GUE 6,831
Dec. 3, 2008 Jason Akeson 2nd 13:10 [SHG] No 4-2 L vs. ER 6,528
Dec. 5, 2007 Justin Azevedo 2nd 9:37 No 5-4 OTL vs. BRA 6,013
Dec. 5, 2006 Kevin Henderson 1st 15:42 [PPG] No 4-3 W vs. MIS 5,666
Dec. 7, 2005 Yves Bastien 1st 7:23 Yes 3-2 W vs. LDN 5,472
Dec. 8, 2004 Mike Duco 1st 18:25 No 5-3 L vs. LDN 5,096
Dec. 16, 2003 Jesse Boucher 1st 11:38 No 4-4 Tie vs. MIS 5,069
Dec. 3, 2002 Evan McGrath 1st 0:20 Yes 3-2 W vs. GUE 5,051
Dec. 4, 2001 Jeff Szwez 2nd 18:11 No 3-3 Tie vs. GUE 4,607
Dec. 12, 2000 Steve Eminger 1st 7:10 No 4-2 W vs. LDN 4,305
Dec. 10, 1999 Mike Mazzuca 1st 8:23 Yes 6-4 W vs. TOR 4,265
Dec. 1, 1998 Serge Payer 1st 10:11 Yes 5-3 L vs. ER 3,896
Dec., 1997 Jeff Ambrosio 2,100
Dec., 1996 Darcy Harris 2,092
Dec., 1995 Paul Traynor 1,452

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports or physical activities, meaning many kids are missing out on a chance to be competitive, learn fair play, and the spirit of companionship. Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers so that children can participate in organized sports and physical activity by helping to cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation for children who meet Jumpstart’s funding criteria.

To apply for assistance, call our toll free number at 1-877-616-6600 and based on your postal code a representative will provide a contact on the closest Jumpstart chapter. To find out more information about Jumpstart, please visit jumpstart.canadiantire.ca.

 

 

Tim Hortons Timbit Game

Perhaps the most traditional game night program is the Tim Hortons Timbit Minor Hockey Intermission Game. For most game nights, two area teams participate in a six-minute game on the ice during the second period intermission. The participating teams are provided Tim Hortons jerseys for the evening to wear in their respective games.

This program is perhaps the most popular and successful intermission program that the Rangers present on each game night. This program is an excellent support vehicle for minor hockey associations and allows the participating children the thrill of playing on the ice that the Kitchener Rangers players and many other professional hockey players have played on!

This intermission game includes girls and boys teams primarily from ages 5-8. Teams from all over Southwestern Ontario including Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, Tavistock, New Hamburg, Listowel, Woodstock and other surrounding towns and villages have worn the red, white and blue of the Rangers/Tim Hortons mini games.

If your minor hockey team(s) would be between the ages of 5-8 and would like to participate this season, please contact Zach Foss at zfoss@kitchenerrangers.com or (519) 576-3700 ext. 238.